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Kevin Spacey mural to be removed from Manchester office

<b>A large mural of Kevin Spacey will be removed from the side of a Manchester office after allegations made against the Hollywood actor.</b><p>The double Oscar winner's conduct has come under scrutiny following claims of sexual harassment in the US and UK.<p>A mural of him was created in 2015 by the artist …

Kevin Spacey

The High Line is Trolling Us

New York City's elevated park boasts an seductive collection of public art, with a striking message about urban displacement.<p>Visit the High Line this fall and you’ll see a bright tangle of tubes weaving through the brambles at the northern terminus of New York City’s elevated rail park. Like an …

Urban Design

The timeless debate over what constitutes street art in Hong Kong and what’s next for the city’s emerging artists

A battle over the age-old question “what is art” has raged between officials and those who practise one of the newer mediums – street artists.<p>On …

Street Art

Attention, New Yorkers: If You See a Monument That Incites Hate You Can Now Report It to Bill de Blasio

Politics<p>In a new online survey, the city is looking for some advice from the public.<p>,<p>As monuments to Civil War-era Confederate soldiers and generals …

Bill de Blasio

Street Smart About Street Art

Here's an important lesson for copyright lawyers (and their clients).

Shepard Fairey

Where Money Grows on Walls: Inside the Multimillion-Dollar Banksy Cottage Industry

Analysis<p>From luxury property developers to T-shirt sellers, everyone's making a buck off Banksy.<p>,<p>During Frieze Week in London, art world insiders and …

Street Art

Gentrification, street art and the rise of the developer-sponsored block party

In Brunswick East, an invitation promised ‘the most Melbourne party since avocado on toast’<p>The invitation to the Brunswick East block party in Melbourne promised the standard entertainment one might expect: food trucks, artisan coffee, live music and the opportunity to meet-and-greet a “cult street …

Housing

Comfort Women Statue Unveiled Amid Controversy - By jkukura - September 22, 2017

There are only two statues of women in San Francisco, but Friday’s unveiling of four more has been spurring a contentious argument for the last two …

Public art should be bold, rare, and not set in stone

Every morning for years, I walked past the same statue on my way into the <i>Telegraph</i>: a bronze depicting a naked boy clinging to the dorsal fin of a dolphin. Until I encountered this piece by Sir David Wynne, I had been an unwavering advocate of public art. But this monstrosity, on Chelsea’s Cheyne …

Art

Outrage over public art unwarranted

<b>By Jason Herring, September 5 2017 —</b><p>Calgarians are mad about public art again. It’s been a few years since the city’s last public art-fueled outrage, …

Princess Diana shown as Queen of Hearts in street art mural marking twenty years since her death

Street artist Pegasus has created a new work outside of the St Giles Hotel in Bloomsbury to mark the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.<p>The …

The Changing Face of Street Art in the MENA Region: Diminishing the Voice of the People?

Street art in all of its forms has long been associated with subversive goals and a compelling aesthetic. Created by individuals and communities who …

Street Art

Why historical monuments don't always work as public art

We are not ISIS, are we?<p>Not that an early-20th-century Confederate monument occupies the same moral ground as the ancient Assyrian site at Ashur …

Google's Diversity Controversy Mocked in Street Art Near Office

The posters were plastered onto bus-stop benches and behind glass looking like official advertisements.<p>The politics of Google has been in the …

Proposed Miami Ordinance Could Discourage Developers From Buying Public Art, Critics Say

On the surface, it seems like a clever move: getting rich developers to cover the costs of public art. But scratch the veneer, opponents say, and a …

Miami

Melbourne Lord Mayor’s House Used as Canvas for "Street Art"

Early Monday morning, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s house was the target of a paint bombing, which saw the front and side walls covered in paint.<p>The …

Street Art

Penang’s street art a recent target of vandals - Nation

GEORGE TOWN: Penang island’s street art, especially its famous murals, have recently become the targets of vandals.<p>Penang Island City Council (MBPP) …

Preserving Street Art in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. has a complex relationship with graffiti and street art. Local street artist Gobi knows this well. Not long ago, a police officer …

Street Art

No, Banksy Didn’t Create Those West Bank Trump Murals Everyone’s Talking About

Politics<p>The works are actually by Australian street artist Lush.<p>,<p>Several news outlets have worked themselves into a lather speculating that two new …

‘Livid’ Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

Art and Law<p>The artists say the fashion label used their work without permission and damaged their credibility.<p>,<p>A group of New York-based graffiti …

Street Art

Trump Fan Tries to Frame Democrats with Worst Street Art Ever

The guy wrote "Left Is the Best" graffiti all over an elementary school to get people mad at Democrats, but police saw right through his genius scheme.<p>A Connecticut Trump supporter is now banned from the grounds of a West Hartford elementary school after he went on a leftist graffiti writing spree …

Street Art

'Brandalism': Is Melbourne's street art being taken over by corporations?

Long-time Melbourne street artists are worried the rebel, anti-establishment movement has sold out.<p>"It is not art anymore. It's become what I call …

Street Art

Public art appears — and disappears — in year celebrating its impact on city

Public art is in the headlines, even on the front page. A sculpture of an oversize deer has taken up residence on the Chicago Riverwalk. A beloved mural, which richly depicted Mexican and Mexican-American culture, has been erased from the walls of a building in gentrifying Pilsen. People take …

How a Russian Street Art Museum Defies Kremlin Censors

St. Petersburg is a museum city, its gold-filigreed heart pulsing with tsarist palaces, Baroque churches, and Art Nouveau mansions. The city’s …

Russia

A Glimpse Inside the Street Art–Themed 5Pointz Condos

The site of the former, world-famous graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz is undergoing a gradual transformation as two luxury residential towers rise on …

City says it will not remove existing street art, tries to settle dispute

Local street artists and city officials are negotiating a resolution of a recent lawsuit that seeks to put a halt to Atlanta's increased regulation …

Demonstrators Rally Against the Destruction of Banksy’s Iconic Brexit Mural

Art World<p>Locals argue that the artwork marks an historic event.<p>,<p>Residents in the British seaside town of Dover are campaigning against the demolition …

How the New Bowery Wall Commission Puts Rape Culture on Display

Last week, well-known muralist David Choe painted New York City’s iconic Houston and Bowery wall. Did everyone forget that this guy openly bragged …

Leaving indelible impressions through street art

An African girl glances nonchalantly as she sheds her white mask, challenging the locals of Bialystok, Poland, who object to the presence of refugees …